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Internet2 Network Virtualization

Time 10/28/14 01:30PM-02:15PM

Room White River Ballroom D

Session Abstract

he Internet2 community is rolling out a fundamental advance in network architecture, demonstrating the first nationwide, multi-tenant SDN-powered virtualized network capability. A fundamental networking advancement, virtualization allows a user to subdivide a network to operate as multiple discrete, private networks. Virtualized networks allow multiple applications to access the scale and innovations of the physical Internet2 Network in isolated “slices,” removing prohibitive barriers of building and operating individual physical network infrastructures.

This advanced capability is enabled by the architecture innovations native to the Internet2 Network—the first 100G open, nationwide, software-defined network (SDN)—combining network hardware and software resources into a single, software-controlled network. A unique new piece of software, called “FlowSpace Firewall” has been installed in the Internet2 production network allowing slices of OpenFlow capabilities to be partitioned across nearly forty 100G-attached access nodes throughout the country. In essence, this new software protects each network slice from overconsumption of resources by other slices. This first-in-class capability is now available to support the important work of the research and education (R&E) community’s data-intensive science and academic operations.

This session will cover the details of this new technology and its roll-out on the Internet2 network.


Speaker Eric Boyd Internet2

Speaker Luke Fowler Indiana University

Presentation Media

media item thumbnail Network Virtualization on Internet2

Speaker Eric Boyd University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Primary track Advanced Networking/Joint Techs

Secondary tracks Cloud Services (Systems Integration & Ownership) Leadership

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